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Frequently Asked Questions for Pelican Groove wedding band

Our most Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of our most Frequently Ask Questions, if we missed any out… please get in touch!

A complete evening of entertainment from Pelican Groove band includes:

  • 2 sets of music of up to 1 hour each
  • first dance / father-daughter dance request from our repertoire as long as it’s “band friendly”, if not – we’ll play it through our PA system for you
  • interval music from our extensive playlist, or you can bring your own iPod
  • music right up until midnight, regardless of when the band perform their last set
  • 4k Professional PA system with a compact digital mixer (if you’re interested, we mean it’s a Logic Ethos line-array with a Yamaha LS9 – no Mackie speakers here!)
  • LED lighting for the band and dancefloor
  • all travel expenses if required
  • performance times between 8pm and midnight
  • full entertainment contract for your confidence peace of mind
  • full public liability insurance

When you’re ready to book the band, we’ll send you a pair of our simple contracts and hold the date for you for a period of 7 days. Simply sign both copies and return one together with a deposit of £250 to secure the booking. The remaining balance is payable 14 days prior to the event date by Cheque or BACs transfer.

Included in our quote is music from 8pm right up until midnight. We travel with lots of tracks on CD and MP3 and we have some great party playlists, you can even create your own party playlist on CD or iPod for the night which we’ll be happy to play through our PA system. Most clients find that a DJ is not required when booking Pelican Groove but if you want one, we work with some great guys who can share our PA system. If you require the music to continue past midnight, we also offer the option to extend the “DJ” music until 1am for a small additional fee.

All over the UK and beyond! We’re based in Cardiff, South Wales and we regularly travel up and down the M4, M5 and M6, the motorways of the UK are our second home. We don’t even charge you for coming over the bridge, how nice is that?!

If you want us to dance around then a stage of 12′ x 12′ is ideal, but we’ve squeezed into some impossibly tight spaces in the past. Get in touch if you’re unsure, Andy will be able to help you make a decision.

Setting up the full band with lights and PA will take around 45 minutes from the time that we have clear access to the room. In venues that we know very well this may even be as fast as 30 minutes! Should you require the band to be set up before your guests arrive we are able to accommodate this for a small additional fee.

We don’t need to sound check like a lot of bands, all our equipment is digital and we’ve got everything preset ready to rock from the first note!

We do ask for 4 bottles of still water, but that’s all. You’re more than welcome to provide food for the band on the night, it is very much appreciated but not a strict requirement. N.B. A well-fed band is a happy band 🙂

Most of our events are private functions but, when possible, we will try and hold a public showcase once a year which we would love you to attend. Please drop us an email at andy@pelicangrooveband.com with a request to be kept updated and we’ll add you to the mailing list.

On most occasions, it is not a problem for you to come along to another function to discretely listen to the band. Get in touch and we’ll do our best to arrange a convenient time to see us live.

We’ve got it covered! Whilst Pelican Groove is made up of a core of musicians, we have a number of rehearsed “Deps” who can stand in at short notice. We’ve been performing as Classic Soul Dogs since 2003 and we’ve NEVER had a gig with a man short.

That’s great! If you haven’t already checked if we’re available, you might want to do that first. Next; drop us an email at andy@pelicangrooveband.com, or complete the get a quote form, and we’ll get straight back to you.

When you’re ready to secure the booking, we’ll send you a pair of our simple booking contracts for you to sign. We ask for a deposit of £250 at the time of booking which you are welcome to pay by Cheque or Bank Transfer.

Got a question we haven’t covered? Send us an email!